|Las Vegas Bay from High Point on Powerline Road|
|White Owl Nest|
|Hiking Shoreline Trail|
|Lake Las Vegas Wash|
We parked at the end of the old Las Vegas Marina below the old ranger station on Lakeshore Road. This turnoff is 2.25 miles from the Lake Mead Parkway entrance fee booth to Lake Mead NRA.
|Dry Las Vegas Bay|
The Shoreline Trail begins to the right past the concrete barriers at the end of the boat ramp. A group of someones has been maintaining this trail and it is in tiptop condition as we speak. It follows the flow of the Lake Las Vegas Wash but most of the time, you cannot see the water. However, do look for water birds such as blue herons and white egrets like we saw today.
|Heading into White Owl Canyon|
|Entering White Owl Canyon|
|Inside White Owl Canyon|
We continued through the canyon, took our group photo and exited. A single culvert immediately opened wide. We crossed through underneath Lakeshore Road.
|White Owl Canyon|
Soon, we were passing through one of two culverts that passed underneath the River Mountains Loop Trail. Out the other side, we passed a rock-lined path turning to the right. This is the normal turn for the short loop as mentioned above. It leads up to the bike path.
|The Three Musketeers|
|Weaving through the Scramble Slots|
When the descent became steeper, a switchback was offered. We took one of the shortcuts that had been cut into the earth and passed a pair of tall wooden powerline poles.
|The Second Scramble|
|Starting up the Powerline Road|
|Starting down the Powerline Road|
We wanted to find out what the concrete ruins were all about at the very end of the peninsula, too. We hiked down the path at the very end of the picnic area and surveyed the ruins.
|Powerline Road and Las Vegas Bay|
As yet, the best guess that Chuck H. and I have is that this ruined concrete structure used to be an overlook of sorts. When the lake was at full capacity, the water came up to around 50'-100' below this point. Another speculation is that it was a science station for water traffic and water levels.
|Near junction of Powerline Road and River Mountains Loop Trail|
|Crossing the Picnic Area|